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  • Izu Granpal Amusement Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1090
    A theme park situated along National Route 135 in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds, equivalent to five Tokyo Domes, are dotted with sports facilities. The park features 14 varieties of athletic equipment and fun attractions for children and adults such as Battle King, where visitors can climb in a robot and fight each other; Water Balloon where you can jump in a giant clear ball and walk on water; and Zip Line, where you can fly through the air sliding down a metal wire. There’s also a park golf course and other entertaining facilities; there’s tons of fun things to do for people of all ages! For visitors with dogs, there’s a restaurant where you can eat together (terrace seating only), attractions you can ride together, and a dog run.
  • Izu Shaboten Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1317-13
    A theme park located in the Futo area of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can experience a variety of plants and animals. In addition to 1,500 varieties of cacti and succulents gathered from around the world, the park also keeps and displays 120 species of animals, including cute capybaras. The park is famous for its capybara “rotenburo” (“open-air bath”) in winter, in which capybaras warm themselves in a piping hot bath. The park’s five greenhouses present cacti growing in emulations of South American, African, and other environments, and visitors can enjoy viewing rare species as well as cactus flowers. The park’s animal shows and opportunities for visitors to feed animals are also popular.
  • Ito Marine Town Rest Area
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 571-19
    This rest area situated along National Route 135 in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture is comprised of a group of colorful buildings facing the sea. Inside, the facility bustles constantly with tourists, and visitors will find restaurants where they can enjoy local fish and beer as well as souvenir shops offering an abundant variety of local Izu goods. Many of the facility’s restaurants allow visitors to be accompanied by their pets in terrace seating areas, making this rest area a popular destination for tourists traveling with their dogs. The rest area’s footbath, situated along the marina, is free to use, and there’s even a footbath area for dogs. Pleasure cruises departing from the arena give riders the chance to enjoy the sights of the Izu sea from the deck or via windows under the water line. The rest area’s day trip hot spring facility is also popular.
  • Jogasaki Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo
    This coastal area southwest of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture was formed some 4,000 years ago when Mt. Omuro erupted and lava flowed into the ocean, after which the waves eroded the rock over many years, creating rough and precipitous cliffs. There is a nine kilometer long “Picnical Course” hiking trail following the peninsula renowned as a key sightseeing destination in Izu. Notable locations along the course include the thrilling 48 meter long, 23 meter high Kadowaki Suspension Bridge and the Kadowakisaki Lighthouse, which also has a viewing platform for visitors. In addition to offering beautiful views of the Seven Islands of Izu, the area is also a popular diving spot.
  • Akazawa Onsen Day-trip Bathing
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Akazawa Utsuyama 170-2
    This is a hot spring bathing facility with no accommodation within the Akazawa Onsen Kyo complex, a resort facility run by DHC Corporation in Akazawa in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The large outdoor baths that face onto the Pacific Ocean are constructed to look like they are one with the sea and you can enjoy a sense of liberation enveloped in the sea while soaking up the panoramic view. There is a wealth of baths including a jacuzzi, baths in which you can life flat out and DHC baths in which you can try out DHC bath products. It adjoins such facilities as a rest area (free of charge), a restaurant with a sea view, a souvenir shop and a relaxation area. Visitors can forget their everyday lives and relax for the whole day.

    赤沢温泉ホテルの宿泊者は無料でこちらの施設を利用できます。露天風呂からの眺望は文句なしです。また休憩所も広くゆっくりくつろげます。レストランはちょっと高めでしたが美味しかったです。

  • Tokaikan Former Ryokan
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Higashimatsubarachou 12-10
    Tokaikan Former Ryokan was built in 1928. This is a three-storey wooden hot spring ryokan (Japanese inn) which retains strong traces of the architectural style of the early Showa period. The building was donated to Ito City after the ryokan closed in 1997, and in 2001 it was transformed into a sightseeing and cultural establishment. The fine techniques of craftsmanship on such as the corridor, stairs, the entrance to the guest rooms and the decorative windows are a must-see. The baths are open for bathing on weekends and public holidays.

    Almost Showa style hotel will be rebult new western style hotel, but it was restored to remain old style using old materials. Having Supa in the restaurant and easy to try the Spa.

  • Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Totari 614
    This is a private art museum located in Ito City, Shizuoka which focuses on 20th century contemporary art. This museum was established in 1975 by Eiichi Ikeda, the founder of NICHIREKI CO.,LTD. It has a collection of approximately 1,400 works of fine art and sculptures created in the 20th century with an emphasis on the theme of “human”; it also possesses works by famous painters including Renoir, Bonnard and Picasso. If you get in touch in advance, the curator or a member of staff will explain about a piece of work.

    small, but with great modern art collection. worth a visit. also the restaurant on the opposite street is a nice place to check.

  • Nagisa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Higashimatsubarachou
    Opened in 1977, this park is maintained as a park which symbolizes the desire of the citizens of Ito City for peace and happiness. There are many works exhibited in the park, mainly the “family” collection of work by a local sculptor, Kenji Shigeoka. You can also get an unbroken view of Miura Peninsula and Hatsushima Island from the park which overlooks Ito Bay—it will sooth your soul. The park is a 15-minute walk from Ito Station.
  • Fujiichi
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Shizumichou 7-6
    This is a seafood superstore which was established in 1946 in Ito city, Shizuoka prefecture. The shop deals in freshly caught fish and shellfish and sun-dried fish. The second floor is a restaurant where you can taste barbequed local fish. A specialty is “Nego Rice”, which is a reproduction of a dish eaten on ships by fisherman’s predecessors. It is recommended to eat roughly half of the dish as it is, and then enjoy this splendid dish with piping hot dashi (dashi is a simple soup stock used in Japanese cooking) poured over it.

    Excellent seafood where you grill your main dish at the table and an array of sashimi, pickles and paired ingredients joins the main dish, all with the charm of helpful ladies, who dont speak much...

  • Izu Kogen Brewery Ito Marine town branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 571 - 19 Road Station In Ito Marine Town
    This is a restaurant where you can taste fisherman’s meals and Izu Kogen beer produced with the clear and clean waters from the Mt. Amagi group. In front of the terrace seats, there is a yacht harbor with the smell of salt air—you can enjoy your meal while watching the sea. It’s also OK to have your pets on the terrace. In addition to the “Kaisen-don” (seafood bowl) served at this restaurant which includes plenty of fish bought fresh that morning, there are also plenty of Italian dishes such as “Japanese blue crab pasta” which is made using ingredients from Izu and stone grilled pizza.
  • Izu Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    163 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1064-2
    A museum located a 10 minute walk from Izu-Kogen Station designed around the concept of a “teddy bear house.” The museum features numerous displays, including “Teddy Girl,” an early teddy bear produced by the German Steiff firm which is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, rare antique bears, and works by teddy bear makers from around the world. The brick exhibition hall is modeled after an English country home. There’s also a courtyard filled with cute bears and a tea room with comfortable terrace seating, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a truly fairy tale-like atmosphere.

    There is not much to view. Less than 30 mins you can finish this museum. I don't think the ticket worth the money. But if you traveled to Izukogen with children, you could give it a chance. The...

  • Komuroyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1260-1
    A nature park located in Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture centering on the 321 meter high Mt. Komuro. Visitors can ride a pay sightseeing lift to the top of the mountain. A wood deck on top of Mt. Komuro offers a sweeping 360 degree panorama of the area, including such sights as Mt. Fuji, Sagami Bay, the Boso Peninsula, and the islands of Izu. Lush with natural beauty, several promenades have been set up for strolling, and seasonally blooming flowers like camellias, cherries, Japanese apricot, and French hydrangea provide gorgeous scenery. From late April to early May, 100 thousand azaleas create a carpet of red; at their peak, the park holds an Azalea Festival.
  • Ito Marine Town Rest Area Seaside Spa
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 571-19
    A day trip Japanese-style bath facility located in the Ito Marine Town Rest Area in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. At this popular spa visitors can easily enjoy the therapeutic effects of a natural hot spring bath fed continuously by waters welling up from 1,000 meters below the ground. There is a stepped indoor bath with a sweeping view of the beautiful ocean outside, an airy outdoor bath surrounded by south sea plants, an aroma bath, and more. There’s also a lounge and relaxation facilities. Open from 5:00 a.m., early morning visitors can enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the baths.

    このあたりなかなか伊豆らしい朝食が味わえませんが、シーサイドスパの2Fには朝食を供しているレストランがあります。 アジの干物焼き魚定食や釜揚げ白子丼など、海沿いの体裁の整った朝食が食べられます。膳の上げ下げや水はセルフサービスですが気になりません。 風呂も朝から営業していますし、車中泊やロッジ泊の方はとても重宝しているのではないでしょうか。 眺望はマリーナが一望ですが、ベランダに灰皿が置いてあるの...

  • Ito Orange Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa Matsubara
    A beach located a five minute walk from Ito Station with a south seas feel. In summer, the beach bustles with great numbers of beach goers. The waves which reach the 850 meter long beach are gentle, making the beach popular with both young people and families. The beach itself has public showers and toilets, and around six to seven clubhouses also operate on its sands. Nearby, visitors can enjoy fishing and boats, and the beach is conveniently close to a hot spring area where several hotels and inns stand side by side.
  • Sakura no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1317-4
    A 40 thousand square meter park located at the foot of Mt. Omuro in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Some 40 varieties of cherry trees are planted on the park’s spacious grounds. In front of majestic Mt. Omuro, they bloom one after the next in succession each year—jugatsu-zakura to start in mid-September, followed by kan-zakura, Ito-zakura, somei Yoshino, shidare-zakura, and finally Sanokiku in May. The Sakura Museum on the park grounds introduces the cherry varieties planted in the park and exhibits photos of famous cherry blossom viewing locations and cherry trees from around the country. The Sakura no Sato Festival is held in early April at the height of cherry blossom season, and during this time the park bustles with great throngs of visitors come to hold traditional cherry blossom viewing parties.
  • Izu Kogen Beer Honten
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    3.5
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1103
    A restaurant serving local seafood and Izu Kogen Beer located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture adjoining a brewery. The “ryoshi meshi” fisherman’s rice, made with hearty portions of fresh seafood, is particularly popular, as are the lunchtime rice bowl set meals piled high with thick chunks of seafood and salted salmon roe. The restaurant also serves a wide variety of a la carte dishes, such as batter fried seafood, turban cooked in its own shell, and stewed local splendid alfonsino. The restaurant offers six thirst-quenching and highly individual Izu Kogen Beer varieties straight from the brewery. From the first floor tables, diners can observe a section of the brewery.

    Our family was traveling from Tokyo to Shimoda when we came across this restaurant. I was lucky that my wife volunteered to drive to our hotel. This restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and...

  • Izu Kogen no Yu
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1180
    A popular day trip bathing facility located a five minute walk from Izu-Kogen Station where visitors can enjoy a hot spring bath surrounded by a gorgeous forest. The facility’s forest of mixed trees is dotted with natural stone open air baths, and bathers can take in the nature while soaking in hot spring waters. The facility also provides free facial pack mud which can be worn while bathing. Visitors are free to enjoy any of the facility’s library of 6,000 manga comics volumes in the lounge while relaxing in a massage chair or outdoor hammock. There’s also a restaurant serving Izu Kogen Beer, fisherman’s rice topped with seafood, and other tasty dishes.

    This onsen at Itō City in Izu Peninsula is the last part of my Mount Fuji day trip with Japanese friends. We visited at a Sunday night, and I was probably the only foreigner that night. As a Filipino...

  • Kadowaki Suspension Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo
    A tourist attraction in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Ito City located at Jogasaki Coast which is famous for its precipitous cliffs, this suspension bridge hangs over the ocean at a height of 23 meters with a length of 48 meters. Known as a place where many suspenseful dramas have been filmed, the bridge is the most popular part of the Jogasaki Picnical Course walking path. The bridge’s strong construction notwithstanding, viewing the rough, whitewater of the pounding waves right below one’s eyes from the bridge makes for a thrilling experience. In the vicinity is the Kadowaki Lighthouse and observatory which offers outstanding views.
  • Ito Municipal Kinoshita-Mokutaro Museum
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 2-11-5
    This is a memorial museum for Mokutaro Kinoshita, who was born in Ito City’s Yukawa and was active in a wide variety of fields including medicine, literature, poetry, and art. The mud-walled construction of the building, which is characteristic for its Namako-kabe walls (walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster) is a restoration of the home in which Mokutaro was born. In addition to displaying the first editions of Mokutaro’s poetry and plays, paintings, and notes that he wrote as a student, visitors can also catch a glimpse at life in his day through the daily implements from people in his birthplace as well as the Ota house. It is approximately five minutes on foot from Ito Station.

    伊東にきて、初めて木下杢太郎という人物を知りました。記念館があるというので、行ってきました。入館料は100円ですが、東海館の入館券があれば、半額の50円になります。記念館の奥に生家が残っています。展示では、夏目漱石や芥川龍之介、石川啄木などとの交流があったこと、姉が樋口一葉と交流があったことなど、著名な人物との交流が興味深かったです。本の装丁や花の絵など画才もあり、校歌もつくっています。記念館の建...

  • Restaurant Boranaya
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 837
    This restaurant is in a restored thatched-roof fisherman’s hut that was constructed in 1627 as a base for striped mullet fishing. It lies in the Izu tourist attraction of Jogasaki Coast in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Ito City, and a walking path continues up to the famous Kadowaki Suspension Bridge. Their specialty is cuisine using various seafood caught in the nearby sea, and of that seafood the boiled kinmedai (red bream) nitsuke and shabu-shabu are particular popular. Additionally, they have a complete range of fresh seafood cuisine including ise-ebi (spiny lobster), sazae (turban shell) and aji (horse mackerel). During the summer period the saltwater pool is also open. Pets (even large dogs) are allowed inside the store.

    観光バスの大きな駐車場のあるレストランになっているところです。 この日はあいにくの休日でしたが駐車場はオープンです。大きな茅葺の建築物は風景にあってきれいです。いい建物で、一見の価値があります。 北海道のニシン御殿のような、ぼら御殿です。

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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